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LESSON 11 2.5 THE MEANING OF IMAGERY AND SYMBOLS PURPOSE -TO IDENTIFY THE IMAGERY AND SYMBOLS THAT WRITERS USE AS A WAY TO INFER THE WRITER’S PURPOSE AND INTERPRET MEANING -TO WRITE AN INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT ABOUT MEANING IN A TEXT BY ANALYZING AND SYNTHESIZING INFORMATION
BELL RINGER LITERARY TERM Get out your definition sheet. Define the terms (on page 96) Symbol Figurative language Literal language
EVERYDAY SYMBOLS AND FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE What are some symbols we see everyday? What are phrases that we don’t actually mean literally? How would say them if we wanted to mean it in a literal sense and not figurative.
BRAINSTORM What literal images do you think of when you hear the words “fire” and “ice?” Let’s brainstorm a list of ideas, objects, or events that you associate with these two words.
FIGURATIVE USE Read the following sentences. What is being compared to what? What is the effect of the language? Her icy stare let me know just how she felt. He acted so cold to me that I knew he was still angry. His face was red and flushed with the heat of his anger. The fierce fire in her eyes made her attitude clear. What do the images of fire and ice represent or symbolize in the sentences above? When images are used figuratively rather than literally, they are being used symbolically. That means the image represents itself but also stands for something abstract.
FIRE AND ICE What literal and figurative associations do you think of with these words? Predict what the poem will be about based off of the title. 1.read the poem silently. Play close attention to the punctuation marks that signal ends of sentences. 2.With a partner, take turns reading the poem aloud to each other. Read the poem so that you stop only at the end of each sentence, not each line. 3.As your partner read the poem to you, circle the words associated with the two major images.
INTERPRETIVE SENTENCE Learning to write an interpretive statement is an important step toward learning how to communicate your understandings. As you analyze and synthesize information, you must learn how to put the ideas of text into your own words. In one sentence, state what the poem is about by answering this question: What s Robert Frost saying about human emotion in “Fire and Ice”? In ____________, ____________suggests that_______________________. title of text author purpose/meaning/main idea